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Hitting The Brick Wall...And Not A Dent

By Dan Farrell
Posted Sunday, December 19, 2004

You have been slaving away at your computer…designing a website, picking the right affiliate programs, network marketing programs, submitting to the search engines, directories, safe lists, FFA's or even buying some targeted advertising with ezines or email lists.

Now your ready to quit! You have more traffic to your site or your affiliate/mlm replicated sites but little or no money coming in. However, lots of expenses. And all the 'experts' said it could be done this way. What's wrong? What didn't you do that might put you over the top? At least, make more income than expenses, and forgetting about all your time.

This is what 1,000's of "wanna-be net marketers are feeling…anguish, anger and discouragement. So what do you do?
My advice is to copy the 'experts' that are making a substantial living online. What Ken Evoy, Terry Dean, Jimmy D. Brown, Marlon Sandors, Declan Dunn, and many others do to create wealth online. Read their stuff. Determine where your focus should be. What market niche is in need of a product/service. Develop that product/service yourself or go in a joint venture with someone that already has developed it. A great search tool to use is Copernic. You can download a free copy at (http// It searches all the search engines at once and gives you the top results.

However, the most important advice is not mine, but Tom Hopkins, a top sales trainer. He states, it isn't about your sales ability, marketing skills or ad copywriting, it's about lasting! Perseverance is the name of game in Internet Marketing but if you are heading up the wrong road or pursuing the same customer as 1,000's or 100,000's you are going to go down in flames. After re-thinking your market plan or focus, it's time to find targeted prospects this niche market.

The first are the Search Engines. They are essentially free, even though it costs more and more to get a listing. (Yahoo! charges $199 just to get your site looked at). But the major ones, Hotbot, Google, AltaVista, don't charge for you to add your URL. But the only way you are going to get any traffic from them is to be listed in the top 30 for any keyword or keyword phrase. You are competing with thousands, if not millions of competing web sites for that keyword, so unless you plan to spend most of your time searching for this elusive grail... find a niche keyword or phrase that has little competition. I have seen my web pages steadily climb in the Search Engines using Michael Campbell's "Nothing But Net". He tells you how he made $750,000 in the first year selling cell phone accessories, and spent $0 on ads! (

Ezines. If you don't have one, start one. If you would like help getting started, download Ezine Resource Guide. This ebook will walk you through starting an ezine to making lots of money withads, sales, back-end sales and other very informative tactics. But a tactic that is even better is writing ezine articles. You can develop a ton of free publicity and advertising for anything...your ezine, affiliate program, website, mlm's. The absolute best way to do this is spelled out clearly in Jimmy D. Brown's brilliant ebook, Ezine Profit Producer.

Pay Per Clicks. These are places you pay to have your ad placed in a rank by how much money you bid for that keyword or phrase. is the biggest but they recently raised their rates from a minimum bid of .05 to .10 putting many (like me) out of the running for the more popular or searched for keywords. However, you can still place keyword ads starting at .01 at many of the 160+ pay per click search engines. Which ones are worth your time and money? I have a series of articles on PPC's that you can get instantly and for free by sending a blank email to

Viral marketing is a hot topic and worthy of discussion. Basically, it is developing your own ebook, article or report. If you aren't a great writer, use someone else's with reprint rights or even better master rights. By placing this ebook or report in many different hands you are creating a viral network. If written well with quality content, they will pass it on as a free bonus to buy a product, or enticement to subscribe to their ezine or affiliate program, creating a steady and increasing amount of targeted traffic for the links you have in the publication. This takes time, thought and effort but this is what some of the top marketers do to get consistent traffic and sales.

The other method the 'guru's use to generate a steady flow of targeted traffic is affiliate programs. You can get 1,000's selling your products for little to no expense. After all, you can only place so many ezine ads, classified ads or keyword ads with the pay per click's. Once you have your own product or buy the Master's rights to someone else's, Clickbank has a no cost, easy to set up affiliate program. For more info, visit here. (http//

Jimmy D. Brown says, "I went from 50 hits per month to over 250,000 hits per month in only 4 months, from barely covering the hosting fees of my website to a six-figure income. And, it is 100% because of the information that I am revealing in the Free Advertising System.This course alone is what brought me success online."

For a free copy of "How to Earn a Full-Time Living Online In 2 Easy Steps", download here.

PS You can brand it with your affiliate links and give it away creating a viral network!

About the Author
Dan Farrell publishes "Build An eBusiness On A Shoestring" a unique newsletter with fresh, hard-hitting information ...guaranteed to put money in your pocket. And as a bonus get 3 fabulous ebooks. (http// or If you have any questions about this article or anything else give me an email!


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